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Poster: NoiseCollector Date: Jan 14, 2009 12:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ryan adams (hiatus time for awhile)

That cuts like a knife.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jan 14, 2009 12:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ryan adams (hiatus time for awhile)

Ha!

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Poster: amosearle Date: Jan 14, 2009 1:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ryan adams (hiatus time for awhile)

Ha!

Yes, I get the Bryan vs. Ryan all the time when I tell people about discovering the Cardinals.

Sounds like the man needs a real break to me...

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jan 14, 2009 1:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ryan adams (hiatus time for awhile)

Looks that way - glad to see he'll take the time for himself and get away and do whatever. That will allow him to come back; it's when you don't step away from the beast and let it control you that things get dicey. Too bad a certain fat man (and/or those around him) couldn't get the time away he needed to stay in it for the long haul...

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jan 15, 2009 11:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ryan adams (more drama)

Ryan Adams Saga Continues
Ryan Adams continues to stir controversy, and confuse readers, on his blog. Yesterday the singer/songwriter surprised many fans by announcing that he would take a break from playing music and, last night, Adams refined post and took a stab at the media for taking his statements out of context . This morning Adams has posted yet another blog entry, affirming that he plans to take a break from the music world following a spring tour with his band the Cardinals.

“I am very sorry if my blog post concerning my need to walk away for however long from cardinals( and from doing music related to the music i have made during my solo career and during my very long and substantially frustrating time at my former label ) was alarming or shocking or seemed off base,” Adams posted early this morning. “It was not my intention to be dramatic. I feel like i am entitled to my feelings and that i certainly do not deserve to be further ridiculed for my deteriorating inner ear issues and the physical pain that goes along with that.”

Adams hints that going forward the Cardinals may tour without him. In the December/January issue of Relix, Cardinals principle Neal Casal mentions that the members of the group often rehearses without their erratic frontman and are comfortable with a repertoire of over 150 songs.

“In all seriousness I hope the guys decide to do something w/o me truly as they are far better musicians than I and if anything I think i was holding the band back,” Adams continues. “I hardly feel like i am over-reaching or being dramatic by saying it is in my and every one’s best interest to do what is best for all concerned and I am just not cutting it anymore. I mean, I know I will really give this last tour here my all…i think it is the best decision for me. and of course, i just want what is best fort everyone. that music deserves a shot and i don’t mind people saying i was too prolific or over-indulgent in writing and recording. in my mind i was racing against the clock and the inevitable dissolution of my hearing and in that respect i won. i stayed true to the inspiration and the muse.”

The guitarist's latest post ends with an extended definition of Ménière’s disease, an inner ear problem that can lead to Vertigo. Adams admitted to suffering from Ménière’s disease in his initial blog post.

from jambands.com

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Poster: Morning Dewd Date: Jan 15, 2009 11:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ryan adams (more drama)

Maybe he's right about holding them back.
I've been a R.A. fan since the Whiskeytown days, but I would definitely check out the Cardinals on their own.